Ai Weiwei - The China Bag: Zodiac
White PVC bag with transparent inlay
47 x 64.5 cm
Passepartout for framing
Limited edition of 2,500 copies
Papercutting is a traditional Chinese art going back 2,000 years. The colored, intricately cut papers are used as a story-telling medium in festivities, for prayers, and as everyday decoration. The white bag takes its motif from a papercut created by Ai Weiwei as part of his Papercut Portfolio, published by TASCHEN in 2019: Zodiac, his depiction of the Chinese zodiac cast in bronze and gold according to historical models.